Two of bloviating billionaire and reality game show host Donald Trump’s children won’t be voting for him in the New York primary. Sad!
The reason why is that New York is a closed primary state, meaning that only Republicans can vote in the Republican primary and neither Eric Trump nor Ivanka Trump, are registered Republicans.
Yahoo News reports that Eric Trump and Ivanka Trump are not registered with any political party, but like their father, both have bought influence for establishment politicians in both parties.
From Yahoo News:
Records from the New York State Board of Elections show that neither Ivanka Trump nor Eric Trump is enrolled in a political party. Trump’s oldest son, Donald Trump Jr., is a Republican.
Both Eric and Ivanka Trump have also donated money to Democrats. Campaign finance reports show Eric gave $1,000 to Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., in 2010. Eric has made 11 other contributions totaling over $138,000 that all went to Republican candidates.
Ivanka’s campaign contributions have a more bipartisan bent. Records show she has donated over $240,000 to both Democrats and Republicans. Ivanka has given money to Schumer, Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J.,, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., Rep. Donald Norcross, D-N.J., District of Columbia Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton, and Hillary Clinton’s 2008 presidential bid. On the Republican side, Ivanka has given money to the presidential campaigns of Mitt Romney and Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz. In 2010, Ivanka gave $2,000 to Carly Fiorina’s U.S. Senate campaign. Fiorina ran against Donald Trump in this year’s Republican primary and the pair had several contentious exchanges. Fiorina ended her presidential bid in February and endorsed another Trump rival, Sen. Ted Cruz last month. In addition to giving money to both Republican and Democratic candidates, Ivanka has donated to committees benefiting both parties.
Like their father, the younger Trump’s have bankrolled the same establishment politicians who have furthered the exact same positions their father now pretends to oppose, like border security, Obamacare, and massive deficit spending.
They have had 10 months since their father entered the GOP presidential primary to declare a political affiliation if they really wanted to vote for him but maybe that didn’t align with their New York values.
Neither Ivanka and Eric Trump responded to requests for comment from Yahoo News.
h/t: Western Journalism